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Course: Pathways to Sustainability

This free online course introduces the ESRC STEPS Centre’s core conceptual approach, the Pathways Approach to sustainability. The course covers theories, methodologies and practical examples.

The course includes a section on Resource Politics – ‘political contestations over access, use and control of resources’. People around the world increasingly find that resources are being commoditised, privatised and securitised. But alternative pathways, centred on social, racial and gender justice, are being proposed that question this trend.

The course also includes material about knowledge and uncertainty, policy processes, technology and innovation, and how methods link research with action.

Source: ESRC STEPS Centre

On the Promise of the Commons

Anoushka Zoob Carter

In this podcast episode, Vandana Shiva tells the story of historical struggle against colonialism and neoliberal capitalism that involves the commodification of seeds. She explains how re-commoning of seeds is a defence of a shared ecological and human diversity.

Treating food as commons, not commodities

Anoushka Zoob Carter

Trespass, Commons and the Right to Roam

Anoushka Zoob Carter